Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Preview
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels Odds
Angel Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the Los Angeles Angels and the visiting Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.
The Angels will turn to Ervin Santana and his 0-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Athletics send Bartolo Colon (2-1) to the hill.
Sportsbooks had set the Angels as -175 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Angels - Athletics odds would favor the Angels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Los Angeles is rated No. 13 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Oakland is at No. 14 in the American League.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' American League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Athletics offense rated No. 14 and scoring 2.8 runs per game in the league. The Angels have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Athletics hitters have managed (6.7 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, Oakland owns the American League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.6 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.
Oakland won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Angels on April 17. Bettors who backed the Athletics at +176 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Oakland looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Angels, a 5-3 final on Tuesday in support of Tyson Ross at Angel Stadium.
Oakland Athletics Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Angels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing Oakland are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
A few Athletics at Angels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Oakland's last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing LA Angels
Oakland is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 6 games when playing Oakland
LA Angels are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland
LA Angels are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games
Oakland at LA Angels, Thursday, April 19